11 Jul 2017


DNF / The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

Published:     11th April 2017
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Library
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Why didn't I finish this book?

Being a new release and seeing this book everywhere, I wanted to pick this up.  It sounded like a funny read that would be a good easy ready for the summer time.  For me, this seemed like a book that is more for younger readers or readers who like reading that kind of thing.  I had thought this might be less teen angst and more about the unrequited love conflict type of story.  Being 36, if I had picked this up ten or so years ago I would have loved this book.  Now I think I am looking for a lot more in a story and I just could not get into it.